Hank the Cat for US Senate in Virginia

Who says cats can’t be politicans? A 4-legged feline named Hank has recently anounced his running for a Senate seat being vacated by Virginia Democrat Jim Webb. It’s offical that this purr-fect candidate is now up against two human politicans and some think “the fact that he is an outside the beltway cat could be an advantage.”

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Hank is a 9 year old Maine Coon born to a single mother from the street and later rescued from a shelter that coudln’t keep him. His campaign headquarters is located at his family’s townhome in Springfield, Virginia. As a cat who has gone from rags to riches, Hank is confident for his ability to bring new hope into the state of Virginia.

Hank is running as an independent as how cats are always independent. “I would read left-leaning political books at night, and in the morning when he’d wake me up for breakfast, he would tear up the politicalbooks, ust th epolitical books, to get my attention,” O’Leary sas.

The money donated on Hank’s website goes to animal rescue groups.

In the news :

When Hank was a kitten:

cute kitten hank virgina candidate for senate seat

All grown up:

cute cat Hank runs for senate in virgina

cute cat Hank runs for senate in virgina campaign stickers

hank runs for senate in virgina campaign

hank runs for senate in virgina campaign

As a feline candidate, Hank is advanced in technology. He has his own Facebook and twitter accounts and a website for his campaign. He’s also made a promotional video for his running.

However, Hank has opponents who aren’t thrilled about his position of running for Senate. Here Hank is challenged by Canine Super PAC:


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15 Responses to “Hank the Cat for US Senate in Virginia”

  1. Winston says:

    Hank can has my votez. :-))

  2. pumbie says:

    But is Hank a Democrat..so, is he going to work in Obama’s team?. in any case, I encourage everybody: Vote for Hank!!. At least he’s a real beauty!.

  3. Jen says:

    I am voting for him . . . He can come run in Wisconsin if he doesn’t get it in VA.

  4. Peggy says:

    Hank’s got my vote!

  5. Peggy says:

    NIce ties, Hank.

  6. Maysoun says:

    way to go Hank

  7. Shelly Lyon says:

    Too bad Hank can’t run for president!

  8. Lesley says:

    A Maine Coon? HE HAS MY VOTE!!!

  9. katie says:

    What a darn good looking candidate, I would vote for him in a heart beat. Hank’s the one!!

  10. Mignuc says:

    pumbie, you misheard! Hank is certainly not a Democrat. His hooman said he was a conservative independent instead of being a DEMOCAT, not Democrat!

  11. Kaytee says:

    Too cute! I would definitely vote for him!

  12. Annapolitan says:

    First of all, the Democratic US Senator from Virginia is Jim WEBB, not “Wedd.”

    Secondly, the man in the photo and the presumed owner of the cat appears to be George Allen of “Macaca” fame, who is the former governor of Virginia and also Virginia’s former US Senator. Charges of racism lost him re-election in 2006. He’s apparently running again for Webb’s seat this year.

    The cat’s cute, but the politician? Not so much.

  13. iffat says:

    I sure hope he wins!

  14. Debra Olsen says:

    Oh Hank for U.S. senate in Virginia is a good call…the last video says it all. Hank might say, ‘I’m with Dem’! Love it…MeeeOWWWwaah!

  15. Harriet says:

    My cats are Meowocrats and I’m voting for both of them for Pres. and vice Pres.

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